who will change the way
you see the world
200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
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Linda Sarsour, born in Brooklyn in New York, USA, is an award-winning racial justice and civil rights activist, and mother of three. Sarsour, a member of Justice League NYC, co-chaired the 2015 March2Justice, a four hundred-kilometre march from New York City to Washington, DC, advocating for legislative reform to end racial profiling and demilitarise police. Sarsour is a former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and a co-founder of Muslims for Ferguson and of MPOWER Change, the first Muslim online organising platform. She co-chaired the historic 2017 Women's March on Washington and its ongoing calls to action.